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Fog safety devices system likely in trains
Attar Singh
Tribune News Service

Ambala, November 26
The fog safety devices (FSD) system, which is to be introduced in all 58 trains in the Ambala division, will have an alarm that will go off at least 600m before a signal.

PK Sanghi, Divisional Railway Manager, said the department was mulling over developing green patches in circulating area and providing couch guidance system and electronic train indicator boards.

The speed of all trains has been fixed at 60 km per hour due to foggy weather. Special teams on seven sections of the division have been constituted for keeping a check on drivers and other staff members present on duty in trains. He said if any driver was found under the influence of liquor, he could be chargesheeted and suspended. The teams will also investigate if the unscheduled halt was a result of alarm chain pulling or if rail staff, including the train driver and guard, stopped the train, he added.

The prevailing foggy weather conditions have badly hit the movement of trains. As a result, the trains plying from northern parts to the rest of the country are running behind schedule.

GM Singh, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, said regular announcements were also made and passengers were subsequently informed about the trainsí arrival time. Trains, including Delhi-Kalka passenger and Delhi-Saharanpur, had to be cancelled due to fog, he added.

ďIn an effort to provide better services to passengers, Jan Sadharan Booking Sewak, ATMs and touch screens and coach guidance systems have been made operational and to beef up security, CCTV cameras have also been installed at the Ambala Cantt railway station,Ē he stated.



Two-day remand for accused
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, November 26
With the arrest of Rajiv, a resident of Zirakpur, the police is likely to solve more than six cases of snatching. Rajiv had snatched a gold chain from a Sector 21 resident recently.

The police said after interrogation it was found that the accused was involved in a number of snatchings.

He was produced in a local court, which sent him to two-day police remand.



Visa fraud: 6 applicants arrested
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
The Chandigarh Police today arrested six persons for submitting fake documents with the visa office while applying for tourist visa to the UK.

A special investigation team set up on immigration, student and tourist visa fraud, headed by DSP Anil Joshi, arrested Vikram Sharma, alias Vicky, and Viney Chadha, operators of the Atlantic Overseas Consultancy at Sector 32 here, on November 18.

The police today arrested Amandeep Singh of Yamunanagar, Sukhdev Singh of Karnal, Manjit Singh of Khalsa Basna village in Kurukshetra district, Kashmir Singh of Paherkalan village in Patiala district, Amrik Singh of Patiala and Kulwinder Singh of Jalandhar.

The police said these six applicants had gone to the visa office of the UK in Chandigarh and submitted documents with addresses, bank statements, income tax returns and mobile numbers, which were fake, intentionally in connivance with the main accused for getting tourist visa to the UK illegally.

Joshi said the Chandigarh Police was taking action not only against immigration companies, but also against applicants who were intentionally instigating these companies to prepare fake documents.



immigration fraud
Two more cases registered against company
Our Correspondent

Mohali, November 26
Two more fresh cases of cheating have been registered against an immigration company functioning from Phase VI here.

The police said Jagdish Singh, a resident of Gagon village, falling in Ropar district, complained that he gave a sum of Rs 1.20 lakh to Deepak Arora and Karandeep for sending him abroad. But he was neither sent abroad, nor was the money returned to him.

In another case, Vasdev Singh, a resident of Mauli Jagran, Chandigarh, complained to the police that he had paid Rs 1.20 lakh to the immigration company functioning from Phase VI for sending him abroad. He was neither sent abroad, nor was the money given back to him.

The police has registered cases under Sections 406, 420 and 120 B of the IPC and Section 24 of the Immigration Act in both the cases.

The police has also booked two residents of Phase II on the charges of cheating.

In his complaint, Raveen Bansal of Sector 70 said a sum of Rs 1.50 lakh was given by him to Subhash Chand and Rohit Mahajan for sending him abroad, but the needful was not done and his money was also not returned.

Amarjeet Singh of Phase II told the police that he received an SMS that he had won a lottery of Rs 5.50 lakh. He even got a phone call in this regard. He had deposited Rs 1.73 lakh on different occasions as was directed by the suspects but the lottery amount was not given to him.

The police has registered cases under Sections 406, 420 and 120 B of the IPC in both the cases.



tennis meet
Daksh shows Shrenik the door
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
Local tennis player Daksh Marwaha defeated Shrenik 6-1 during Shri Ram Sarup Memorial Lawn Tennis Tournament for boys and girls (U- 8,10,12) being held at the Chandigarh Club Tennis Academy here.

In the boys (U-10) category, Pranav Chopra beat Pritam 6-2, while Jaskaran defeated Sagar 6-1 in the same category.


Boys U-10 first round: Ddaksh Marwaha beat Shrenik 6-1, Pranav Chopra beat Pritam 6-2, Jaskaran Singh beat Sagar 6-1, Aum Chopra beat Yuvraj Singh 6-5(5), Chiraz Singh beat Gaurav Bisht 6-1, Kanihya beat Raj Kunwar 6-0, Aakshit Chhabra beat Ishaan Mahajan 6-0, Gurjosh Singh beat Aryan Kamra 6-0, Rhytham Rawat beat Shivim Taneja 6-5(5), Dhananjay beat Sherman Singh 6-3, Aryan Grover beat Arman Garg 6-4, Garvit Vats beat Akshit, Amitoj Singh beat Divyan Goel 6-0, 14, Udit Batis beat Sarabjot Singh 6-4, Abhay Dogra beat Guhan Kumaran 6-0, Udayvir Singh beat Shivin Sardana 6-3.

Boys U-10 second round: Daksha Marwaha beat Prnav Chopra 6-1, Jaskaran Singh beat Aum Chopra 6-2, Chiraz Singh beat Kanihya 6-1, Akshit Chabra beat Gurjosh Singh 6-0, Rhytham Rawat beat Shivam Taneja 6-0, Aryan Grover beat Garvit Vats 6-3, Amitoj Singh beat Udit Batis 6-1, Udayvir Singh beat Abhay Dogra 6-2,

Boys U-12 first round: Karan Bhalla beat Hemant 6-0, Sanjam Harish beat Rajdeep Singh 6-4, Chinoy Sethi beat Neeraj Yashpal 6-1, Udgam Aggarwal beat Abhy Mohan 6-1, Arman Mudgill beat Abhay Gupta 6-3, Rupin beat Kartikeya Gupta 6-2, Chiraz Singh beat Aryan Grover 6-0, Sehaj Sidhu beat Arshpreet Singh 6-4, Shubham Thakur beat Paras Dogra 6-3, Navneet beat Saurabh Yadev 6-2, Avichal Sharma beat Raghav 6-4, Shreys Chopra beat Rohan Sahni 6-3, Vaibhav Sahni beat Arpan 6-1, Prithivi beat Kartik Malhotra 6-0, Gaurav Seth beat Sherman Singh 6-0,

Boys U-12 secound round: Karan Bhalla beat Daksh Marwaha 6-0, Chinoy Sethi beat Sanjam Harish 6-5(3), Udgam Aggarwal beat Arman Mudgill 6-1, Chiraz Singh beat Rupin 6-0, Shubham Thakur beat Sehaj Sidhu 6-3, Navneet beat Avichal Sharma 6-1, Gaurav Seth beat Prithivi 6-0, Shreys Chopra beat Vaibhav Sahni 6-1.



Annual sports day of St Johnís
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
St Johnís High School held its annual sports day in memory of Br Terence (Mel) McCann, a father figure for the Johnians.

The meet commenced with a march past. Deputy Commissioner Brijendra Singh was the chief guest. Competitions were held in the U-12, U-14, U-16 and U-19 categories. Participants vied for top honours in karate, gymnastics and horse riding. A number of sportpersons were honoured on the day. Prizes were given to winners.



Prakash declared best athlete
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
Prakash Verma was declared the best athlete during the two-day annual athletics meet of Post Graduate College, Sector 11, held here.

A total of five students from different streams were adjudged best athletes. Prof Amrik Singh Ahluwalia, Dean, students welfare, PU, gave away prizes to winners.

Results: Best athlete: Commerce stream Ajay; computer stream: Sandeep; science stream: Vijay Kumar; girls: Manjeet Nain; general: Prakash Verma.

10,000m: Mohan Singh 1, Arvind Kumar 2 and Sandeep Kumar 3; triple jump: Parkash Verma 1, Saurabh Dangwal 2 and Sandeep Kumar 3. Shot put: Dr Jatinder Gond 1, Dr Baljeet Singh 2 and Prof W Shaiza 3. 4x400m: Inderjit Singh, Vinod Kumar, Jatinder, Meharban 1, Sukhdeep, Naveen, Amit, Sanjay 2 and Kashish Punia, Sandeep and Abhishek Henry 3. Science stream 100m: Kashish Puniya 1, Vijay Kumar 2 and Vimal Rana 3. Commerce stream 100m: Raghav 1, Ajay 2 and Ravinder Singh 3. Computer stream 100m: Sandeep 1, Naveen Grewal 2 and Sahil Sharma 3.

Girl section event 100m: Manjeet Nain 1, Babita Rani 2 and Jyoti 3. Science stream 200m: Vikas Pal 1, Vijay Kumar 2 and Vimal Rana 3.

Commerce stream 200m: Vaibhav 1, Ajay 2 and Ravinder 3. Computer stream 200m: Sandeep 1, Naveen Grewal 2 and Sahil Sharma 3.



GGSSS-20 lift basketball trophy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 20, defeated GNPS-36 38-28 to lift the Inter-School U-14 Girls Basketball Trophy.

In the second match of the day, St Joseph-44 defeated Saupinís -32 11-04.



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